Maxwell Raymond Gruver, an 18-year-old LSU freshman from Roswell, Georgia, died Thursday after he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified ‘medical emergency,’ university spokesman Ernie Ballard said.
An autopsy was planned for Friday morning.
LSU President F. King Alexander said police are investigating allegations that alcohol was a factor.
Police are investigating Gruver’s death as a possible fraternity hazing incident
‘As we have continually warned over and over again, hazing is dangerous, irresponsible and unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated at LSU. Period,’ Alexander said.
Phi Delta Theta, the fraternity involved in the investigation, has been suspended by the university and its national chapter, according to Alexander.